Here’s acclaimed activist, writer and founder-member of our Writers Rebel clan Alex Lockwood, with a clarion call to action. We’ve vanishingly little time left to mitigate against the worst case climate scenarios so if you’re waiting for your time to act: your time is now.
Alex wrote The Chernobyl Privileges, a story of a young boy fleeing Ukraine in the aftermath of the nuclear disaster in 1986. Hear his Orison for Ukraine, performed during THE ANTIDOTE festival last week, or read it, published here on the advent of the war on Ukraine.
Or click here to see the entire festival – with contributions from eminent writers, poets and performers Lemn Sissay, Zena Edwards, Inua Ellams, Patience Agbabi, Sarah Winman, Greg Norminton, Raymond Antrobus, Joe Dunthorne, Maggie Gee, Nikita Gill and Courttia Newland as well as Writers Rebel’s own Monique Roffey.
The event was compered by Chris Redmond and Liv Torc of Hot Poets.
Photo credit: Paul Ewen